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    My Fair Lady: Rex Harrison’s ‘Appalling’ treatment of Audrey Hepburn AND Julie Andrews https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1542744/My-Fair-Lady-Rex-Harrison-Audrey-Hepburn-Julie-Andrews-treatment-relationship-film-theatre
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/750×445/1542744.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”38″><p>Harrison won a Tony Award for playing Henry Higgins on Broadway opposite Andrews. He followed that up with the Best Actor Oscar for the lavish 1964 big screen adaptation with Hepburn. He was charming, suave and sophisticated, the perfect refined gentleman. But his amusingly brusque treatment of Eliza Doolittle in the role was a pale shadow of what he was like in real life. He had famously refused to sing one of the most iconic lines to Andrews during the stage run and even tried to have her fired. This is the man who was so famously rude that when he punched an autograph hunter, the headline ran “fan hits sh*t.”</p></div><div readability=”53.937743190661”><p>Harrison was only the fourth choice to play Higgins on Broadway, after Noel Coward, Michael Redgrave and George Sanders, and was, by his own admission, not a singer. Cary Grant, Peter O’Toole, Rock Hudson and Laurence Olivier were all approached for the film role. Yet, Harrison was always absolutely convinced that the show, and subsequent film, was all about him.</p><p>Andre Previn was the musical arranger on the movie and later said: “He felt whatever fuss was made about Audrey or Julie was pointless, because nobody was interested in the girl. They were only interested in&nbsp;<i>him…&nbsp;</i>Rex Harrison, who gave one of the most transcendental performances ever, was—and I don’t say this lightly—the most appalling human being I ever worked with.&nbsp;He was charming and funny and a great raconteur but, Jesus Christ, what he did to people. Rex didn’t like Audrey very much. He was mean&nbsp;<i>about</i>&nbsp;her, not to her. That was very much more his style.”</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1376651/Bridgerton-Netflix-Julie-Andrews-lost-her-voice-can-she-sing-sound-music-octave-operation” data-name=”Bridgerton Julie Andrews: How she lost her voice – can she sing now? W” target=”_blank”>Julie Andrews: How she lost her voice – can she sing at all now? WATCH</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”40.104662226451″><p>Hepburn famously faced a backlash when she took the big screen role, with many loudly declaring the part should have gone to Andrews, who had received huge acclaim for her performance on Broadway. In public, Harrison was suitably sympathetic, while managing to also stick the knife in.</p><p>He said: “I’d done the show for so long in the theatre with Julie that&nbsp;<i>any</i>&nbsp;new leading lady was going to be a problem. Audrey also had to weather a great deal of adverse press publicity about how much she was being paid, for most of the press had sided with Julie, and had wanted Julie to get the part. Audrey is a very sensitive person, and could not fail to feel all this. It quickly leaked to the press that she was being dubbed and wasn’t ‘really’ singing the part she’d wrested from Julie and for which she was being so highly paid.”</p><p>DON’T MISS<br><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1394188/Christopher-Plummer-dead-Julie-Andrews-Sound-of-Music-star-musical-film-Edelweiss-91″ data-name=”Christopher Plummer: Julie Andrews tribute to Sound of Music star” target=”_blank”>Christopher Plummer has died: Julie Andrews tribute to Sound of Music star<br></a><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1375766/Julie-Andrews-SOB-ten-orgy-scene-film-sound-of-music-husband-voice-blake-edwards” data-name=”Julie Andrews’ fantastic response to watching an orgy being filmed” target=”_blank”>Julie Andrews’ fantastic response to watching an orgy being filmed<br></a><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1542537/Sean-Connery-Alfred-Hitchcock-Marnie-rape-scene” data-name=”Sean Connery’s daring request of Hitchcock ‘Cary Grant wouldn’t ask'” target=”_blank”>Sean Connery’s daring request of Hitchcock ‘Cary Grant wouldn’t ask'</a></p></div><div readability=”14.846549948507″><div class=”text-description” readability=”52″><p>Note how Harrison reinforces the contentious issue of Hepburn’s singing voice being dubbed (by Marni Nixon), something which she herself had been very unhappy about. He also repeatedly refers to how much she was being paid, implying that she didn’t deserve it, and somehow makes it sound like an aggressive Hepburn “wrested” the role from poor Andrews.</p><p>In fact, Harrison has raged behind the scenes that he was only be paid $250,000, one quarter of Hepburn’s fees. It was later reported that he slowly warmed to her on set, but only because all the continuing bad publicity for the actress and her own distress over being dubbed gave him even greater opportunity to dominate the production.</p><p>The actor had had a harder time with Andrews who was more overtly strong-willed. Hepburn was known to exercise a deceptively softer, subtler form of power that was once referred to as a “whim of iron.”</p></div></div><div readability=”56”><p>Andrews was reported to have used a profanity to describe her time with Harrison on Broadway, while he, during their explosive run, once stormed out of the theatre shouting. “If that b***h is still here on Monday, I’m quitting the show.”</p><p>Their relationship became so toxic, Harrison wouldn’t sing the famous line “I’ve grown accustomed to her face” in any way to her. The pair found themselves reunited in 1965 when he won the Best Actor Oscar for My Fair Lady. Hepburn wasn’t nominated, while Andrews took the Best Actress award for Mary Poppins.</p><p>The two actresses certainly weren’t alone in their experiences with Harrison. Hollywood legend Patrick Macnee said of him: “He was one of the top five unpleasant men you’ve ever met.” Charlton Heston called him “thorny.”</p><p>Actor Jared Harris, who was also his stepson, reported how Harrison struggled to keep staff: “He could never find one who would stay, because he was so appalling. He used to send the wine back from his own cellar and then rip into the butler for serving it to him.”</p></div><div readability=”49″><p class=”text-description”>Roddy McDowell said: “He was emotionally unstable, like a wanton child. You always had to approach him with a firehose. He was an exquisitely impeccable actor but a basic hysteric—and unconscionable to his fellow actors.”</p><p class=”text-description”>It wasn’t just fellow Hollywood stars who struggled with Harrison, who had been praised for joining the RAF in a non-combat role during World War II. However, Eileen Younghusband, who was a Women’s Auxiliary Air Force officer and served alongside the actor said: “He treated us like dirt. We were nothing because we didn’t have anything to do with his film career. He really thought he was someone special.”</p><p class=”text-description”>His personality never changed and during the filming of Doctor Dolittle in 1967 in St Lucia Harrison was so enraged during a clash over his contract that he moved his yacht to block the cameras. When the situation escalated, the producers brought in Christopher Plummer to replace him and Harrison was forced to back down to keep the role.&nbsp;</p></div> Thu, 30 Dec 2021 11:37:00 +0000 Stefan Kyriazis
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    Indiana Jones: Distressing reason Harrison Ford forced iconic scene to be changed https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1542916/Indiana-Jones-Raiders-Lost-Ark-Harrison-Ford-whip-scene-gun-film
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/750×445/1542916.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><p>Ford added: “And it was the last thing we were meant to shoot in Tunisia before we left to shoot in England. And the scene before this in the film included a whip fight against five bad guys that were trying to kidnap Marion, so I thought it was a bit redundant.</p><p>”I was puzzling how to get out of this three days of shooting, so when I got to set I proposed to Steven that we just shoot the son a b***h.</p><p>”Steve said: ‘I was thinking that as well.’ So he drew his sword, the poor guy was a wonderful British stuntman who had practised his sword skills for months in order to do this job, and was quite surprised by the idea that we would dispatch him in five minutes.</p><p>”But he flourished his sword, I pulled out my gun and shot him, and then we went back to England.”</p> Thu, 30 Dec 2021 18:45:00 +0000 Stefan Kyriazis
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    The King and I: Yul Brynner hated Steve McQueen and insulted Ingrid Bergman https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1542887/The-King-and-I-Yul-Brynner-Steve-McQueen-Ingrid-Bergman-actor-bisexual-naked-photo
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/750×445/1542887.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><p>The actor had grafted hard for his success. Raised in Beijing and abandoned by his father, his mother fled with her children to Paris in 1932, where talented acrobat Yul became a trapeze artist with the Cirque d’Hiver.</p><p>A horrifying fall in 1937 broke many bones in his body and left him unable to walk for eight months. He turned his attention to the stage and set sail for America in 1940.</p><p>During a decade of bit parts and odds jobs, he had an affair with handsome heartthrob Hurd Hatfield, who starred in 1945’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as 1961’s El Cid opposite Charlton Heston.</p><p>Married four times, he also had affairs with Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland and artist Jean Cocteau.</p><p>Meanwhile, Brynner’s obsession with his own appearance meant that he increased his work-out regime when he learned he was playing Pharaoh Ramses II opposite Heston’s Moses in 1956’s The Ten Commandments, so as not to be overshadowed by the strapping actor.</p><p>This meant he was in phenomenal shape when he starred as King Mongkut&nbsp;of&nbsp;Siam&nbsp;in the film version of The King and I that same year, going on to win the Best Actor Oscar.</p><p>His impressive physique was also bared for all to see when pictures surfaced of a naked shoot he had down with gay photographer George Platt Lynes.</p><p>In turn, Brynner was an accomplished photographer himself, taking noted snaps of famous friends like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn.</p> Thu, 30 Dec 2021 16:55:00 +0000 Stefan Kyriazis
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    My Fair Lady: Julie Andrews’ extraordinary ‘revenge’ over Audrey Hepburn https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1542805/My-Fair-Lady-Julie-Andrews-revenge-Audrey-Hepburn-Eliza-Doolittle-musical-film-sing-dubbed
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    <div class=”jw-player-container”><h3 class=”jw-player-title”>My Fair Lady – The Rain In Spain</h3></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”39″><p>By now, everyone knows that Hepburn’s voice was dubbed by Marni Nixon for the big-screen adaptation of the classic musical. Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood, it had been common practice and yet the actress found herself at the centre of a distressing storm of bad press and ill-feeling when her casting was announced, throughout filming and even when it was released. She was forced to publicly justify “wresting” the role from Julie Andrews, while her My Fair Lady co-star Rex Harrison made ill-concealed codded comments in his own interviews. The whole scandalous saga came to a head at the 1965 Oscars with the press headline coverage and TV cameras salaciously panning between the two actresses in the audience.</p></div><div class=”box two-related-articles clear”> <header><h3>Related articles</h3> </header></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”52.855637513172″><p>Ever since 1953’s Roman Holiday, the gamine and refined actress had been beloved of fans and critics alike. It was followed by Sabrina, Funny Face, The Nun’s Story and, of course, 1961’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s. So her casting in the Hollywood adaptation of My Fair Lady should have made perfect sense.</p><p>Except that everyone seemed to want another star, who had never appeared on the big screen. Julie Andrews had been an enormous hit on Broadway but she wasn’t just a theatre-goers’ darling. The record-breaking cast album topped the US charts for 15 weeks and 19 in the UK. It was the first-ever LP to sell a million copies.&nbsp;</p><p>Andrews’ face and, crucially, her voice&nbsp;were synonymous with Eliza Doolittle to most people. Studio boss Jack Warner, however, would not be deterred – and he was proved right at the box office and the Oscars, where only Hepburn was snubbed.</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1342366/Julie-Andrews-85-How-did-Marry-Poppins-lose-voice-Can-Julie-Andrews-sing-Sound-of-Music” data-name=”Julie Andrews 85: Tragedy of losing her voice &amp; moment she sang again” target=”_blank”>Julie Andrews 85: Tragedy of losing her voice &amp; moment she sang again</a></strong></p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/My-Fair-Lady-Julie-Andrews-and-Audrey-Hepburn-1542805.webp?r=1640873913517″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/My-Fair-Lady-Julie-Andrews-and-Audrey-Hepburn-1542805.jpg?r=1640873913517″ alt=”My Fair Lady: Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn” width=”590″ height=”350″></picture><meta itemprop=”image” content=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/My-Fair-Lady-Julie-Andrews-and-Audrey-Hepburn-1542805.jpg?r=1640873913517″></p><span class=”newsCaption”>My Fair Lady: Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/My-Fair-Lady-Julie-Andrews-on-Broadway-3833674.webp?r=1640873913587″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/My-Fair-Lady-Julie-Andrews-on-Broadway-3833674.jpg?r=1640873913587″ alt=”My Fair Lady: Julie Andrews on Broadway” title=”My Fair Lady: Julie Andrews on Broadway” width=”590″ height=”688″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>My Fair Lady: Julie Andrews on Broadway <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”42.917073170732″><p>Some, controversially, have claimed that Andrews herself scuppered her own chances when Warner called her to discuss the film. She reportedly said: “I’d love to do it. When do we start?” But when she was asked to come in for a&nbsp; screen test, she replied: “Screen test? You’ve seen me do the part and you know I can do a good job.”</p><p>Furious at her refusal, Warner publicly declared he would only consider established screen stars for what was shaping up to be the most expensive film in Hollywood history at that time: “You can say ‘Audrey Hepburn’ and people instantly know you’re talking about a beautiful and talented star. In my business, I have to know who brings people and their money to a theatre box-office.”</p><p>Hepburn was very aware of the building furore but two things swayed her decision to accept the role.</p><p>DON’T MISS<br><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1540052/My-Fair-Lady-Audrey-Hepburn-glamorous-pictures-films-news” data-name=”My Fair Lady’s Audrey Hepburn’s in glamorous displa” target=”_blank”>My Fair Lady’s Audrey Hepburn’s most glamorous look<br></a><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1376651/Bridgerton-Netflix-Julie-Andrews-lost-her-voice-can-she-sing-sound-music-octave-operation” data-name=”Bridgerton Julie Andrews: How she lost her voice – can she sing now? W” target=”_blank”>Bridgerton star Julie Andrews: How she lost her voice – can she sing now?&nbsp;</a></p><p><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1540052/My-Fair-Lady-Audrey-Hepburn-glamorous-pictures-films-news” data-name=”My Fair Lady’s Audrey Hepburn’s in glamorous displa” target=”_blank”><br></a><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1522378/audrey-hepburn-hollywood-unicef-terminal-cancer” data-name=”Audrey: UNICEF got a badass soldier instead of a Hollywood princess” target=”_blank”>Audrey: UNICEF got a badass soldier instead of a Hollywood princess</a></p></div><div class=”jw-player-container”><h3 class=”jw-player-title”>Audrey Hepburn: How star was ‘demonised’ for My Fair Lady role</h3></div><div class=”clear rma” readability=”12.339066339066″><div class=”text-description” readability=”47″><p>Firstly, she was offered the enormous sum of $1million. Only three other actors at that time could command that amount – Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. It would be paid over seven years to help her with her taxes (and to help the studio balance its own books.)</p><p>But Hepburn also candidly declared: “I understood the dismay of people who had seen Julie on Broadway. Julie made that role her own, and for that reason, I didn’t want to do the film when it was first offered. I learned that if I turned it down, they would offer it to another movie actress.&nbsp; I thought I was entitled to do it as much as the third girl, so then I did accept.”</p><p>That “third girl” was later revealed to be none less than Elizabeth Taylor.</p></div></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Audrey-Hepburn-in-the-My-Fair-Lady-film-3833687.webp?r=1640873913715″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Audrey-Hepburn-in-the-My-Fair-Lady-film-3833687.jpg?r=1640873913715″ alt=”Audrey Hepburn in the My Fair Lady film” title=”Audrey Hepburn in the My Fair Lady film” width=”590″ height=”590″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Audrey Hepburn in the My Fair Lady film <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”47″><p>Hepburn was also assured that her own pleasant singing voice would be used primarily, except for the higher notes. While her dramatic performance has become iconic, the issue of her voice being dubbed has never gone away – and even upset the star herself at the time.</p><p>Andre Previn, the musical director on the movie, later revealed that Warner never had any intention of using Hepburn’s singing but strung her along to get her to take the part. The actress worked incredibly hard during 12-hour days to master the cockney accent, choreography and singing but early recording sessions were not promising. Director George Cukor said: “When she began, it was an agony for that girl to sing. But she is not afraid to make an ass of herself. She has the courage to do it, do it wretchedly at first, but do it.”</p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Julie-Andrews-recreates-My-Fair-Lady-for-1972-TV-show-3833691.webp?r=1640873913797″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Julie-Andrews-recreates-My-Fair-Lady-for-1972-TV-show-3833691.jpg?r=1640873913797″ alt=”Julie Andrews recreates My Fair Lady for 1972 TV show” title=”Julie Andrews recreates My Fair Lady for 1972 TV show” width=”590″ height=”492″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Julie Andrews recreates My Fair Lady for 1972 TV show <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY )</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”48″><p>The filmmakers quickly decided they needed a full-time dubber and called in Marni Nixon, who had sung for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Natalie Wood in West Side Story.</p><p>Hepburn and Nixon rehearsed and then recorded together with the actress still convinced her voice would primarily be used, and still having vocal lessons every day. The situation rumbled on for weeks, with nobody willing to tell her the truth. In the end, it is estimated that up to ten percent of the final recordings are Hepburn.</p><p>Previn revealed her devastation when she finally found out: “She was very hurt because she felt that if she had taken Julie Andrews’s place and then couldn’t sing, it would reflect very badly on her. But she never said a word. I’m sure she had tears about it.”</p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Rex-Harrison-and-Julie-Andrews-in-My-Fair-Lady-on-Broadway-3833690.webp?r=1640873913885″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Rex-Harrison-and-Julie-Andrews-in-My-Fair-Lady-on-Broadway-3833690.jpg?r=1640873913885″ alt=”Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady on Broadway” title=”Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady on Broadway” width=”590″ height=”492″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady on Broadway <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”56″><p>The dubbing controversy loomed over the film’s release and at the New York premiere, Hepburn said: “I took singing lessons from a New York vocal coach and pre-recorded all of Eliza’s songs, ”but the final result is a blend.&nbsp;I must say, I take my hat off to the marvellous people in Hollywood who twiddle all the knobs and who can make one voice out of two.”</p><p>Critics highlighted the issue with the Sunday Telegraph sniping: “I still find the sight of a beautiful dummy singing someone else’s head off rather less than enthralling,” and Hedda Hopper adding, “Audrey Hepburn gives only half a performance.”</p><p>Even so, the film was a huge smash, raking in $72million on a $17million budget. At the 1965 Oscars, it won eight including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Harrison. Despite competing in twelve categories, Hepburn was not even nominated. Instead, she had to watch the woman whose shadow loomed over her performance walk up onto the stage.</p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Audrey-Hepburn-and-Julie-Andrews-at-the-1965-Oscars-3833682.webp?r=1640873913969″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Audrey-Hepburn-and-Julie-Andrews-at-the-1965-Oscars-3833682.jpg?r=1640873913969″ alt=”Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews at the 1965 Oscars” title=”Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews at the 1965 Oscars” width=”590″ height=”688″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews at the 1965 Oscars <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”clear rma” readability=”17.331975560081″><div class=”text-description” readability=”57″><p>Andrews had not disappeared quietly after being snubbed for My Fair Lady. She had quickly become a hot property in Hollywood with her debut film, Mary Poppins, instantly making her a global star.</p><p>Released the same year, the film was made for a quarter of My Fair Lady’s budget but grossed a whopping $102million. It also received thirteen Oscar nominations and, famously, Andrews took home Best actress.</p><p>Many at the time and since have suggested that much of her win can be attributed to her acting peers, who vote for that category, righting a perceived wrong.&nbsp;</p><p>Andrews politely said before the ceremony: “I think Audrey should have been nominated. I’m very sorry she wasn’t.”</p><p>She also famously and fantastically cattily added when she collected her award: “My thanks to Mr. Jack L Warner, who made all this possible.”</p><p>When he collected his own Oscar, Harrison tactfully said: “I admire both my fair ladies.”</p></div></div><div class=”box related-articles clear”> <header><h3>Related articles</h3> </header></div> Thu, 30 Dec 2021 14:01:00 +0000 Stefan Kyriazis
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    Pauline Collins heartbreak as she was forced to give up baby girl for adoption aged 23 https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1542109/pauline-collins-daughter-louise-adoption-shirley-valentine-channel-5-spt
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    <div class=”jw-player-container”><h3 class=”jw-player-title”>Joan Collins gives fashion advice to John Major and Boris</h3></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”40″><p>Pauline Collins is easily one of the finest actresses this country has ever produced. She has played warm, loving characters for the best part of 60 years. From Sarah in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ to Clara in ‘No, Honestly’, she played a multitude of roles — but none had quite been enough to give her that big break. She had to wait until she was nearly 50 for that to come, but it was worth the wait.</p></div><div class=”box two-related-articles clear”> <header><h3>Related articles</h3> </header></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”45.015306122449″><p>Pauline played the title role in the 1988 play ‘Shirley Valentine’, as well as the film version the following year, and won a BAFTA for Best Actress, as well as receiving Golden Globe nominations for her work.</p><p>Shirley Valentine airs on Channel 5 on Wednesday at 9pm.</p><p>She continued to star in a range of other films after this, but never quite reached those dazzling heights again.</p><p>Yet, prior to her Hollywood success, she had not had an easy ride.</p><p>Her life changed unimaginably in 1963 when she was just 23.</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1542055/Pauline-Collins-husband-John-Alderton-secret-happy-marriage-shirley-valentine-news-update” data-name=”‘Important to give him freedom’ Pauline Collins on secret to marriage” target=”_blank”>’Important to give him freedom’ Pauline Collins on secret to marriage</a></strong></p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/Pauline-Collins-1542109.webp?r=1640856620588″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/Pauline-Collins-1542109.jpg?r=1640856620588″ alt=”Pauline Collins” width=”590″ height=”350″></picture><meta itemprop=”image” content=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/Pauline-Collins-1542109.jpg?r=1640856620588″></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Pauline Collins heartbreak as she was forced to give up baby girl for adoption <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-Collins-3831264.webp?r=1640856620700″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-Collins-3831264.jpg?r=1640856620700″ alt=”Pauline Collins” title=”Pauline Collins” width=”590″ height=”350″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Pauline Collins with Franco Nero and Dame Joan Collins <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”50″><p>As a young and struggling actress in Killarney, Ireland, she discovered she was pregnant by a boyfriend whom she had recently split from.</p><p>Despite knowing that her parents would support her, she kept the pregnancy a secret.</p><p>Pauline took herself to a convent, where nuns delivered the baby.</p><p>She looked after her daughter, named Louise, for six weeks, before giving her up for adoption.</p><p>In 1992, she published a memoir entitled ‘Letter to Louise’ — a heartbreaking recollection of the years that led up to this life defining-moment.</p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-Collins-3831270.webp?r=1640856620803″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-Collins-3831270.jpg?r=1640856620803″ alt=”Pauline Collins” title=”Pauline Collins” width=”590″ height=”350″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Pauline shot to stardom with the title role in Shirley Valentine. <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”34.730606488011″><p>Speaking to the Chicago Tribute at the time, she explained why she came forward after so long.</p><p>She said: “The story broke in the English press, which I suppose was inevitable.</p><p>“So it was flashed all over the papers for a while. Six months later I was approached by someone who said they were writing my story.”</p><p>The story in question was not the life of Pauline Collins, but instead a book on the adoption.</p><p>She added one reporter was “more serious than the other”.</p><p><strong>DON’T MISS:<br></strong><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1539814/colin-firth-love-actually-christmas-carol-scrooge-films-spt” data-name=”Colin Firth’s ‘profound loathing’ of Christmas: ‘Makes me homicidal'” target=”_blank”>Colin Firth’s ‘profound loathing’ of Christmas: ‘Makes me homicidal'</a>&nbsp;[QUOTES]<br></strong><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1531621/glenn-close-news-growing-up-cult-prince-harry-royal-family-spt” data-name=”Glenn Close laid bare ‘devastation’ from growing up in ‘cult’ ” target=”_blank”>Glenn Close laid bare ‘devastation’ from growing up in ‘cult'</a>&nbsp;[REVEALED]<br></strong><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1538635/donna-reed-james-stewart-its-a-wonderful-life-mary-hatch-george-bailey-spt” data-name=”Donna Reed snub: James Stewart refused with work with actress again” target=”_blank”>Donna Reed snub: James Stewart refused with work with actress again</a>&nbsp;[INSIGHT]</strong></p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-with-her-husband-John-Alderton-3831277.webp?r=1640856620913″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-with-her-husband-John-Alderton-3831277.jpg?r=1640856620913″ alt=”Pauline with her husband John Alderton.” title=”Pauline with her husband John Alderton.” width=”590″ height=”350″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Pauline with her husband John Alderton. <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”49″><p>She continued: “She was very nice but I didn’t want it to be sensationalised. It’s such a precious thing to me.</p><p>“It’s so personal. And I don’t think even I knew how personal it would be until I started doing it.</p><p>“I thought, ‘Well, anybody can write about you.’ The best defence against it is to do it myself.”</p><p>The book provides a poignant, yet sometimes funny, account of the weeks and months leading up to giving up her baby.</p><p>Some of the most emotional passages come when Pauline is in the convent with other girls in similar situations.</p></div><div class=”photo changeSpace”><p class=”withoutCaption”><picture> <source type=”image/webp” srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/theme/Mobile/img/page/placeholder-horizontal.gif” data-srcset=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-Collins-3831278.webp?r=1640856621020″> <img class=”lazy” src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/secondary/Pauline-Collins-3831278.jpg?r=1640856621020″ alt=”Pauline Collins” title=”Pauline Collins” width=”590″ height=”350″></picture></p><span class=”newsCaption”>Pauline’s story had a very happy ending after years of heartache. <span class=”caption”>(Image: GETTY)</span></span></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”55″><p>She wrote to Louise: “I remember the last time I saw you. We were about six feet apart… Every day of my life, I’ve relived that moment, replayed each second like a book of flicker pictures, clinging frame by frame to the last images of you.”</p><p>She asked: “Why did I give you away? Now in 1992, I still feel a blow in the solar plexus when I consider that question.</p><p>“I feel as if my soul is punched out through my throat. Now in 1992, I cannot understand why I did that terrible thing, why I didn’t look harder for another solution.”</p><p>Pauline, 81, did not tell her own parents about what had happened until five years after she gave Louise up for adoption.</p><p>She told the Chicago Tribune: “They felt very let down because I hadn’t been able to confide in them, although they understood that I did it for what I then thought were good motives.</p></div><div class=”box two-related-articles clear”> <header><h3>Related articles</h3> </header></div><div class=”text-description” readability=”53″><p>“I mean, really stupid motives — trying to protect everybody.”&nbsp;</p><p>Pauline’s story had the ultimate happy ending, though. When Louise was 21, she contacted her mother. She had been told by her adoptive parents while growing up who her birth parents were.</p><p>Louise did not hold anything against Pauline, instead just wishing to meet.</p><p>Pauline said in 1992: “She’s been quite extraordinarily mature and compassionate towards me. Even in her first letter, she gave me the option of not replying, which I think at 21 is very mature.”</p><p>After the first meeting, Pauline explained they “slipped back into each other’s lives” with “unbelievable ease”.</p><p><b>Shirley Valentine airs on Channel 5 on Wednesday at 9pm.</b></p></div><div class=”box related-articles clear”> <header><h3>Related articles</h3> </header></div> Wed, 29 Dec 2021 19:00:00 +0000 Charlie Pittock
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